Susan chose our Saturday adventure this weekend.  We headed over to “Plaster Fun time” to paint some plaster.  The Sharpteam had never had this experience, so it was fun for Susan to share something she liked to do with us, and we loved joining her.

Everything else for her has been new . . .

She is a real trooper.  She has walked into every situation with open hands, ready to see what it holds, and I am deeply proud of her, because it is all new for her.


And as we head into this week I am seeking out the help of our family and friends . . .

Susan is changing schools this week.

She is 13, in seventh grade and in the middle of the school year, in the middle of the week, she will be starting at a new school.

She is open to it, but I imagine there are going to be some hard moments in that first day.

So here is my plan.  I am asking YOU for words.

I would so love to be able to print out 20-30 comments from this post and send her to school with encouragement from people who are loving her and supporting her . . . people she doesn’t even know.

So PLEASE, step into the adventure with us, with Susan . . . what encouragement do you have to a 13 year old girl on her first day at a new school . . .